Forming Together

Peer Learning Groups (PLGs) provide an opportunity for ministers to form together, shaping one another through opportunities of worship, spiritual formation, discussion of ministry-related issues and fellowship. Currently, there are over 100 PLGs of 5-12 members. New groups are being formed and additional members are welcome.

Each group, facilitated by a convener, works collaboratively to determine the focus of their meetings and/or retreats. The Fellowship provides the groups with suggested resources related to promoting pastoral excellence and congregational health.

The networks are spread across four geographic regions. For information on each region click on your corresponding state: 

LA, MS, TX (Region 1)  Fran Patterson, Regional Director

AR, KS, KY, MO, OK, TN, West (Region 2)  Steve Graham, Regional Director

AL, FL, GA, SC (Region 3)  Laura Stephens-Reed, Regional Director

NC, VA, Mid-Atlantic (Region 4)  Layne Smith, Regional Director

For general information, contact Ruth Perkins Lee, director of ministries at 770-220-1675.



ChurchWorks, Jacksonville, FL- Feb. 20-22, 2017

Advocacy in Action, Washington, D.C.- March 6-9, 2017

CBFGA Spring General Assembly PLG Breakfast, Vineville Baptist, Macon, Ga.- March 25, 2017 (register here)

CBFNC Annual Gathering PLG Breakfast, FBC Hickory, NC- March 31, 2017 (register here)

PLG Breakfast at General Assembly, Atlanta, GA- June 29, 2017

[Click here for the complete CBF events calendar.]


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